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    Avid Pad reset

    Hi,

    Just bought some new rotors and in need of some help.

    The rotors i was using (Hope) are 1.6mm thick VS the new rotors (Scrub) which are 1.82mm thick.

    There is little to no clearance between the new rotors and pads.

    Having made a mistake the last time i tried it and blowing the master cylinder seals i want to be sure...

    I obviously need to reset the pads - so do i remove the bleed port screw on the lever and push the pads back ? I don't want to let too much fluid out the system as they are working just nicely...

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    While it is possible, I doubt that you need to let fluid out.

    Try pushing the pistons all the way apart and fully back into the cylinders. Install the wheel and squeeze the lever a few times to set the pads correctly for the new rotors.

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    Hi,

    I would have thought so too, but im just being carefull. The last time i did it the seal on the MC blew and required replacing which was a pain.

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    Me again,

    So just to be on the side of caution will letting out the bleed port screw be OK ?

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    Unless the system is over-filled to begin with there shouldn't be any reason to open the system and let any fluid out. Personally I wouldn't open the bleed screw 'just to be safe'. You risk letting air into the system that way.

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    Bit late Did it earlier today. Was pushing the pads back and they weren't going anywhere. I had to take the bleed screw out - a decent amount of fluid came out when i then pushed the pads back.

    So now it's done and reset - no air seems to have gotten in though as the lever still feels great. Just pissed that the new rotor isn't straight

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